SCAHA MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS
May 9, 2007
LAKEWOOD MALL MEETING ROOM
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESENT
Commissioner – Robert Doherty, Deputy Commissioner – Sandy Blumberg, Treasurer – Bob Driffill, Secretary – Rosemary Voulelikas, Scholarship Chair – Laurie Boaz, A.C.E. Coordinator – Larry Cahn, Associate Director – Tim Fahringer, Parliamentarian - John Silberstein, Director of Member Services – Wendy Goldstein, Statistician – Annie Fisher-excused and Ice Convener – Chris Carcerano.
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS PRESENT
Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Anaheim Wildcats, Artesia Avalanche, Bay Harbor Red Wings, Beach City Lightning, California Bears, California Stars, Channel Island Riptide, Inland Valley Wild, Jr. Ice Dogs, LA Hockey Club, La Jolla Jaguars, LA Jr. Kings, Ontario Eagles, Pasadena Maple Leafs, San Diego Ice Arena, San Diego Jr. Gulls, San Diego Saints, Valencia Express, Ventura Mariners, West Valley Wolves and Yorba Linda Blackhawks.
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ABSENT
Bakersfield Dragons, California Wave, and Huntington Beach Sun Devils (Cal Selects),
Commissioner Robert Doherty called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
It was determined fifteen (15) Presidents were present at the meeting enough for a quorum.
The April 11th meeting minutes were distributed for review. Kevin Culbertson motioned to approve the minutes and Laura Ryan seconded. MOTION PASSED.
Bob Doherty discussed the definition of club mergers. He stated that when a club merges with another association (club), one association is eliminated, i.e. their CAHA number goes away. The merged club loses its seat on the SCAHA board. It no longer exists as a SCAHA club. To re-activate the “old” SCAHA club would require it to file documentation as a new SCAHA member club seeking admittance into the SCAHA league. An association who has merged with another club can not use both CAHA numbers.
Bob Doherty instructed the presidents to send by email only the club’s bylaws as well as a list of the club directors for the 2007-2008 season.
Bob Doherty informed the board that the Huntington Beach Sundevils have been inactive for one year and as per our bylaws article 4.1, rule 4.11, they are no longer a member in good standing with SCAHA.
Bob Doherty summarized the Youth Council meeting held on May 5, 2007. He informed the board that two members were added to the Youth Council, Michael Donahue from Norcal and Rosemary Voulelikas from SCAHA. Two proposals were reviewed at the YC meeting. The SCAHA Tier II proposal version #2 (qualifying weekend) was supported by the Youth Council with the exception of a few changes to the wording to reflect that a CAHA mandated schedule would depend on the bids submitted, i.e. pending ice availability. Youth Council will be recommending to the full CAHA board to approve the Tier II proposal. The second proposal discussed at the Youth Council meeting was a Tier I proposal submitted by the Tier Task Force formed by the CAHA Youth Council Chair. The proposal involved implementing new rules including PDR for the Tier I level. The Youth Council unanimously did not support the proposal.
Bob Doherty informed the board that he has sent James Parker an email regarding the LAHOA contract. Bob Doherty stated that he has sent them numerous emails requesting a contract.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
Sandy Blumberg informed the board that the rules Committee for the 2007-2008 season would be meeting next Saturday and Sunday, May 19/ 20th. All interested parties are welcome to attend and/or send an email with their proposals to Sandy Blumberg.
MEMBER SERVICES REPORT
Wendy Goldstein distributed the LOI packets to the club presidents. In addition she informed the board that she would be emailing the updated delinquency list the morning of June 1, 2007. She reminded the board should anyone club allow a player who is on the league wide delinquency list to skate at their tryouts, that club will not be able to have that player participate in their program for the 2007-2008 season.
Wendy Goldstein stated that the total amounts outstanding to the clubs as of May 1, 2007 amounted to $190,000. The list started out at 224 players on the league wide delinquency list. It is now down to 198 players. In addition, Wendy Blumberg stated that the total outstanding of the aged out Midgets is $23,000. The WHL will be working with SCAHA with regards to the delinquency list of these players. Ron White stated that these players may get through the tryout process but will not be able to sign with a junior team in the Western Hockey League unless their SCAHA financial obligation has been met.
Wendy Goldstein highlighted some of the key points for clubs to remember during tryouts and awarding of LOI’s to players. She advised the board that they should make sure that the pink copy is given to the parents and that a club representative is the one that writes in the club name on the LOI. In addition, clubs should be submitting their LOI’s on a weekly basis.
Wendy Goldstein reported on behalf of Annie Fisher who is absent. Wendy Blumberg stated that Annie Fisher has yet to receive the award patches for hat tricks, play maker and shut outs from USA Hockey. In addition, Annie Fisher is still missing the mailing addresses for players who will be receiving patches from the Eagles, Mariners, Stars and the Express. The statistics for the 2006-2007 season have been locked in sportability. Bob Doherty explained that there are people trying to hack into our system. This year the stats will be available in pdf format only and will not be available online as in the past.
ICE CONVENER REPORT
Chris Carcerano asked the board to send him an updated contact list of their president, registrar and ice convener complete with a cellular phone number.
Bob Driffill distributed the financials dated April 30, 2007 to the board. He stated he has yet to receive the bank statements for last month and does not include interest income or bank fees, etc. He will reconcile the financial statements once he receives the bank statements. If there are any questions, members should email Bob Driffill.
A.C.E. COACHING COORDINATOR
Larry Cahn stated there is nothing to report at this time. Bob Doherty reminded the board that there is a Level 4 Coaching certification Clinic in Nevada, August 16-19th.
Bob Doherty distributed a document from the Josephson Institute in La Jolla, California. The title of the article is “Are Coaches Teaching our Young Athletes the Right Way to Play?” Bob Doherty went on to summarize the key point of the article. Basically, many coaches are teaching athletes how to cheat and cut corners. The article addresses the domino affect this has on the players and their conduct in school, home, etc. Bob Doherty informed the board should they be interested in reading more, they should email him and he will refer them to the web site, etc.
CAHA Board Nominations:
The CAHA Board of directors meeting is June 16, 2007. The CAHA ballots will be mailed out to all of the member associations shortly.
Next Season’s Manager’s meeting:
Next season’s manager’s meeting will be in August and there will be only one meeting held.
Western Hockey league:
Ron White explained the Western Hockey League. Anyone wanting information should email Ron White.
Carmen Starr/ Champs Scholarships:
LeAnn Doherty reminded the board to send in their address labels of their entire High school senior Midget players so that the notices regarding the Carmen Starr application may be sent to them. The applications are available on the SCAHA web site as well.
Next meeting is June 13th, 2007.
Motion to adjourn by Kevin Culbertson and seconded by Laura Ryan. MOTION PASSED.
Meeting adjourned at 8:26 PM.